I thought I'd better put up a post on this as the details are fading and I've been remiss in not reporting on a late July Chowdown.
There were 8 of us and we ordered a good selection of dishes thanks in no small part to help from js and ts who had been before and had some first-hand experience navigating the extremely whacky menu.
My favourite item was the pickled green beans which were served as a main course. I took some home and they were even better the next day. Least favourite was the shredded potatoes but maybe we should have known better since this is a Sichuan dish. They do have a full menu of Sichuan items however.
Overall I think I preferred the food at Alvin Garden but I'd certainly like to come back and order some more options here.
Here's some fairly bad photos (this is what happens when fmed can't make a Chowdown!) to give you an idea of what we had.